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Course Detail

Course Name Project Management
Course Code 15MEC339
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Foundations of Project Management: Project Life Cycle – Project Environment – Project Selection – Project Proposal – Project Scope – Work Breakdown Structure.

Network Scheduling: Critical Path Method, Project Evaluation & Review Technique – Planning and Scheduling of Activity Networks -Assumptions in PERT Modelling – Time-cost Trade-offs – Linear Programming and Network Flow Formulations – PERT/CPM.

Unit 2

Scheduling with limited resources: Resource Planning – Resource allocation – Project Schedule Compression – Project Scheduling Software. Precedence Diagrams – Decision CPM – Generalized Activity Networks – GERT.

Unit 3

Estimation of Project Costs: Earned Value Analysis. Monitoring Project Progress. Project Appraisal and Selection – Recent Trends in Project Management.

Text Books

  • Meredith Jack R. and Samuel J. Mantel Jr. – ‘Project Management- A Managerial Approach’ – John Wiley – 1995


  • Ted K. – ‘Project Management, Tools, and Trade-offs’ – John Wiley – 2004
  • Samuel J. M. and Meredith J. R. – ‘Core Concepts of Project Management’ – John Wiley – 2001

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